Brevard Say Gay Rally & March

In this podcast, I cover a rally – a Pride rally, and there is *no* rally as much fun as a pride rally. I start by doing a few interviews with rally attendees as we wait for the rally to begin. Then I cover the various rally speakers – we have local LGBTQ+ activists, a LGBTQ+ student activist – Sebastian Cook, representatives from Equality Florida, PFLAG Melbourne, Space Coast Pride, Spektrum Health, and Families for Safe Schools.

Justice Department challenges Alabama law criminalizing transgender health care for minors

Originally posted on Kira Moore's Closet:
The agency asked a federal court to issue an order stopping the law from taking effect. Justice Department challenges Alabama law criminalizing transgender health care for minors The?Justice Department?filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a?new Alabama law?that criminalizes certain medical care for transgender children, marking the first time the…

Parents’ Rights and the Don’t Say Gay Law in Florida

In this podcast I explore what rights students and parents have in school, and why the Don’t Say Gay law is not actually about parents’ rights to protect their children, but rather is their attempt to erase discussion of LGBTQ families, history, and risk factors (such as bullying).

The War on Transgender Kids

Republicans across the country are currently legislating to make various treatments for transgender children illegal, even though those treatments are supported by medical professionals, to include the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Endocrine Society, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, the Pediatric Endocrine Society, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,  and the NASW (Simon, 2021; NASW, 2022). Just in the past several years over half of the U.S. state legislatures have considered laws that limit the rights and freedoms of transgender children – even the right to receive medically necessary affirming care. 

Interview with Students Alex, Sienna, & Jasmine, Part 2

In the second part of my interview with LGBTQ+ students Alex, a transgender male, Sienna, a pansexual female, and Jasmine, a bisexual female, we talk more about school culture and things educators can do to support their students, and the effects of the Covid pandemic and Florida’s new Don’t Say Gay law on the LGBTQ student population.

Interview with Students Alex, Sienna, & Jasmine, Part 1

In this interview, I speak with Alex, a transgender male high school senior, Alex’s pansexual girlfriend Sienna, and Jasmine, a bisexual college student. In Part 1, we discuss their journey to discover their sexual identities, family dynamics, and we begin to explore the current school climate.